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Sometimes, the heart wants what it can't have. That's the motto Silas Mackenzie, the president of the Dixie Wardens MC, has lived by since he was a young man. Now, he's well on the way to middle age, has three grown children, and he's lusting after a woman from whom he should definitely stay away. Especially one who his ex-girlfriend had given birth to and happened to be only 27 years old.    

Sawyer isn't a young girl at heart, though. She's seen the inside of a jail cell for eight long years, and every one of them she spent paying for a crime she didn't commit. Silas Mackenzie knows as soon as he sees her the girl has sacrificed enough. And maybe...just maybe...so has Silas.    

It's time for Silas Mackenzie to get what he deserves and put a little bit of happy back into Sawyer's world, one rough, bearded kiss at a time.

Contains mature themes.

©2015 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2018 Tantor

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LOOVED THIS BOOK!

I loved this book! First of all, Mason Lloyd is great as the narrator and his voice fits the maturity level for Silas. Silas is a confident, older, intelligent but rugged biker/CIA asset that isn't looking for love until he meets Sawyer. Lidia did a great job as well. After being in prison for some years, Sawyer is adjusting to being on the outside and meets Silas. The two eventually click. Silas is very dominant and is in control of every aspect of his body. I enjoy reading about relationships with older males (as my husband is 20 years older than me) and this was the perfect listen! Great job Lani!

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I LOVE, Love Mason Lloyd

This is one series where the Narrators match the book perfectly. Lani Lynn Vale is one of the best MC writers out there. Her characters are vivid and deep, every story unique in Ms. Vale's deep south universe.

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I need More

I loved Silas's story. And I need more. I still can't believe that Tunnel is gone 😥 Hope there is more of this series coming 😊

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Great

I loved READING this book & the narrators did a fantastic job bringing it to life!

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Bad Boy in all the good ways

1st odd I absolutely love Lani Lynn Vale she brings then characters to life and totally makes you want to have your very own oh so good bad boy! I fell in love with Silas and believe me you will to! Each one of her books get better and better and Mason Lloyd has a voice that can both stiffen your spine and melt your panties



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The felon and the Spook

Always and forever my favorite LLV man, Silas. The Ultimate alpha with a heart of gold- not that he'd let you see that. Sawyer and 8 years of enduring pure he**. The woman tortured and haunted. The boyfriend of hers- I can't even with him. He deserves more than he gets off with.
The Dixie Wardens are slow to trust and bring you in. Once you are in, they are all in. The chosen family you never knew you needed.
I have read all LLV books that are available and this is still my all time favorite. I love the snark and attitude the characters throw. The H/h are truly made for each other regardless of their obstacles.

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absolutely loved silas!!

I loved reading about Silas I love older man romance silver fox indeed love the author alot!!

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5 Alpha Stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Silas FRIGGIN' Mackenzie! This Man is the Ultimate Alpha! Elizabeth @ Carolina Chic's Read

Silas and Sawyer are like two beacons drawn to each other and I love every single minute of it. Not only does is he super protective of her. He is a man set to clear her name and her past. She is just plain falling hard for him. It is so fun to listen to their story!

5 Alpha Stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Great series

Still loving this series. Each book has its own story, can be read by itself or out of order without any problems. No cliffhangers.

I do really wish there was more variety of narrators though. I don’t dislike the narrators, but after reading many books in the series, it would add something to it to have some variation.

Worth the read or listen though!

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🌻kind of a disappointment 🌻

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻V from Kansas🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

I was excited, for this book. It was the longest book, of the series, and I was anxious for Sylus’ story. Unfortunately, even though this was the longest book, it was the only one that had the insta-love flaw.
Their relationship went from “only sex” to “I’m falling for you and want to marry you,” in less than a week of book time.

With that being said, the rest of the plot surrounding their relationship, was ok but it wasn’t near as good as the shorter books, in the series.

I guess that proves that longer isn’t always better!😉

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  • 05-22-20

Treading the line

Usually I can not take dark stories. Rape being totally over the line of what my heart can take. This story was too close for comfort at times, while being enjoyable for other reasons. Threading the line of too much hurt. But finally staying on the side of a memorable story line and good reading.

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  • donnas
  • 03-29-20

My all time favourite

Silas is the perfect broody grumpy older man and exactly what sawyer needs there relationship is hot and intense. Love the way they look out for and protect each other. A definite message at read!!!

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  • Ros
  • 05-29-21

Great story

Good story however the narrators were not my favorites and so it took away from the quality of the book in my opinion. I would definitely ready more from this author though.

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  • sherry Healy
  • 11-15-19

Great read

I loved this book, I listen to it in one afternoon. I found it funny and exciting with great sex, jealousy and lots of love.

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  • Mozzy
  • 08-14-19

Exceptional

wow what a great story this was to listen to. I loved every bit of it from the actual story from Lani to both the narrators. One cant fault anything with this